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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Finding the Main Idea

For Students 8th - 9th
After reading chapter 17 of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, give this graphic organizer to your kids to find the main idea. The circles are small and will probably spark complaints, but the main idea should never be lengthy; it should be...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Photostory

For Teachers 6th
So much fun! After reading and summarizing each chapter of the book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, pupils will create a Photostory. The class is divided into six groups, each responsible for summarizing, story boarding, and creating a...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Study Help Essay Questions

For Students 5th - 8th
Use these study questions to test your class on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. These mostly higher-level questions have the potential to be test questions, discussion questions, homework questions, or essay questions. The...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Middle and high schoolers practice informative and explanatory writing by exploring The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. They identify games and pastimes of the time period in the novel and compare them to modern games and pastimes. Using this...
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"The Glorious Whitewasher" from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain with Mini-Assessment

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's the classic scene: Tom Sawyer is whitewashing a fence. Expose your learners to Mark Twain's humor while reinforcing reading comprehension. Eighth graders are encouraged to read and reread, achieving as much exposure to the text as...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Using Vivid Language

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Analyze the components of precise wording and vivid language in this language arts lesson plan. Middle school writers illustrate a passage from Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and write a response to a Norman Rockwell print....
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Study Guide

For Students 8th - 12th
Check understanding of plot with a study guide for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Separated into sections, you might split this up into pieces or give it to individuals as a packet. The questions are mostly lower level,...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Biopoem

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Explore characters in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer through biopoems. Pupils follow the specific formatting presented here to write 11-line poems about characters in the novel.
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Lesson Plan: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Explore literature after reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain and The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Sixth and seventh graders compare and contrast the setting, motivation, theme, and characterization of each...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: K-W-H-L Strategy

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Ah, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer! Before your class reads this classic novel, encourage them to activate prior knowledge and build interest in the book with the KWHL strategy. Directions for walking your class through this strategy are...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Chapters 14-15 Summary

For Students 8th - 12th
Is your class reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain? If so, you might be interested in this cloze-style summary activity for chapters 14 and 15. Class members use a word bank to fill in the blanks. Use this resource as a...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Ch. 1-5 Quiz

For Students 8th - 12th
Test basic plot understanding with this quiz for the first five chapters of Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Quiz-takers answer a series of multiple choice, short answer, and analogy questions to complete this assessment....
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Teachers who are about to read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer with their class may want to check out this PowerPoint. It goes through all of the literary elements present in the book: Characters, Setting, Conflict, Rising Action, Climax,...
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Reader's Theater: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The opening chapters of Mark Twain's masterpiece, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, can be daunting for some readers. A reader's theater assignment divides the second chapter of the novel into a seven-role script, allowing readers to work...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Concept Analysis

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Ready yourself for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer with this analysis of the novel. Included here is a summary of the plot, a list of themes, notes on vocabulary and other issues, a brief analysis of plot elements, and project ideas that...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Before Reading Strategy

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Spark interest in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer with an anticipatory exercise that begins with a brainstorm around the words heroic and good boy. Pupils then complete an anticipation guide, discuss the results in groups, and...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Writing Assignment

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Ask learners to focus on one scene in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in order to write an analytical essay about Twain's ideas surrounding childhood. The final assignment in a unit, this writing prompt requires learners to use...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Magic Square Vocabulary

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Before getting too far into The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, support your learners by introducing and practicing some vocabulary that might be unfamiliar to them. The vocabulary exercise here includes 16 words from the third and fourth...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Novel Study

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Imagine life before iPhones, mail carriers, or the Internet. With the Adventures of Tom Sawyer novel study, scholar imagine a pre-technology world, invent similes, and summarize the text using an illustrated storyboard. Learners also...
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Interjections in Dialogue: Tom Sawyer

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Mark Twain is a master of using interjections in his dialogue. A grammar worksheet focused on interjections features the passage from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in which Tom tricks Ben into taking on the job of whitewashing Aunt...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Planning an adventure with ol' Tom Sawyer? Revist Mark Twain's classic tale with a review crossword puzzle on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: "Chalk Talk Strategy”

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Hold a silent discussion about concepts related to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. After reading chapter seven, learners participate in a whole-class written discussion based on guiding questions written on the board by the teacher. 
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Theme of Visions of America

For Students 9th - 12th
In this reading comprehension instructional activity, students respond to 4 short answer questions about themes from Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. 
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Cliffs Notes: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Students 9th - 12th
A simple, standard, reading comprehension quiz for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. High schoolers answer multiple choice questions that test their ability to recall information about the plot and characters from Mark Twain's novel....
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Reading and Activity Suggestions for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars learn about characterization techniques in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.  For this Adventures of Tom Sawyerlesson, students write a description of one character through the eyes of another character and identify scenes...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Parenting and Discipline

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students discuss discipline in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and compare it to how children are disciplined today. In this comparisons lesson, students identify different ways parents discipline their children. Students identify...
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Lesson Plan – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. In this characterization lesson, students create scrapbooks or PowerPoint presentations that exhibit how they are personally connected to Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, Huckleberry Finn, or...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Quiz

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Study Questions & Essay Topics

For Students 8th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Students may check some of their answers online.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Cubing Strategy

For Teachers 7th - 10th
The toss of a die determines what questions your pupils will answer in this lesson plan. Learners respond to questions based on Bloom's taxonomy, discussing The Adventures of Tom Sawyer with classmates along the way. They finish by...
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Writing/Setting/The Adventures of Tom Sawyer--Map Your Childhood Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students write using a strong sense of place. In this Adventures of Tom Sawyer lesson, students discuss the importance of setting to the novel. Students brainstorm five specific locations that contribute to their personal history....
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Problematic Situation

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Present your pupils with some moral dilemmas to examine. The scenarios, which learners rank by seriousness individually and then in groups, require learners to think about right and wrong.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Writing Strategy

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
How do your pupils believe others see them? Invite them to write narratives to explore the image they present to the word. The narratives, inspired by The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, are to be set at each pupil's hypothetical funeral.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Anticipation Guide

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Start off your study of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer with a lesson spent exploring some of the concepts that will be present in the novel. This anticipation guide focuses on honesty and lying. After learners decided if they agree or...
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Tom Sawyer Questions: Chapters 1-13

For Students 8th - 9th
Reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer? Give your class a list of reading questions to guide their reading. Questions are divided into seven sections according to the chapters they accompany. 
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Tom Sawyer Chapters 14-31

For Students 8th - 9th
Is your class reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer? Are you looking to give them reading comprehension questions to guide their reading? This online resource divides chapters 14-31 into four sections, providing questions for each. Assign...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Social Causes and Consequences of Slavery

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and identify four social causes and consequences of slavery. In this novel analysis lesson, students read the book and conduct research using the given links to find aspects of slavery and how...
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THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER by Mark Twain

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students read in class the novel The Adventures of Tom Sayer by Mark Twain. They can choose to find song lyrics from any artist that they feel define one of the characters in the book, illustrate a scene from the book or create their own...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Directed Reading Thinking Activity

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Guide your pupils through The Adventures of Tom Sawyer with a directed reading exercise. The teacher asks questions as the class reads a chapter to help lead learners toward making well-supported predictions.
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Digital Curation: Life and Times of Mark Twain

For Teachers 7th - 8th
By digitally organizing research, your class leaves a legacy for future students on the life and times of Mark Twain. Before reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, scholars conduct group research projects on one of six (listed) topics....
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Twain: Tom Sawyer—Mythic Adventurer

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students take a closer look at archetypes. In this characterization lesson, students examine the setting and the characters of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as they read and analyze the novel. Students consider how Twain mythically...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Puppet Play

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers create a puppet play of a scene from Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer.  In this literature lesson, students read through Tom Sawyer and discuss the characterization in the text. Then middle schoolers work in small groups to write...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars explore character development in novels. In this literacy lesson, students read Tom Sawyerand visit the home of Mark Twain on a field trip or a virtual tour. Young scholars create a character from the book out of a...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Quotes (What was Said) Quiz

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive symbols quiz worksheet, students respond to 5 multiple choice questions about quotes from Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Students may check their answers on this timed quiz.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Questions

For Students 9th - 12th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 5 short answer questions about themes from Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive symbols quiz worksheet, students respond to 5 multiple choice questions about themes from Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Students may check their answers on this timed quiz.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Symbols Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive symbols quiz worksheet, high schoolers respond to 5 multiple choice questions about symbols from Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Students may check their answers on this timed quiz.
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English Worksheets, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Students 8th - 9th
In this Mark Twain worksheet, students fill in 24 blanks in 2 selections from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. They use the words that are shown under each selection which include victory, appointed, conflict, and grotesque.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Theme of Youth

For Students 9th - 12th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, high schoolers respond to 4 short answer questions about themes from Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. 
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Theme of Hopes, Plans, and Dreams

For Students 9th - 12th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer questions about themes from Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. 
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Theme of Manipulation

For Students 9th - 12th
In this reading comprehension instructional activity, students respond to 4 short answer questions about themes from Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. 
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Theme of The Supernatural

For Students 9th - 12th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer questions about themes from Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. 
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Theme of Language and Communication

For Students 9th - 12th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer questions about language and communication themes from Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. 
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Theme of Race

For Students 8th - Higher Ed
For this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 3 short answer and essay questions based on the theme of race in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Students may also complete their choice of 3 reading activities suggested.
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Religious Themes in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Students 8th - 12th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, learners respond to 3 short answer and essay questions based on religious themes in Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Students may also complete their choice of 3 reading activities suggested.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students identify lightning words from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to complete definition and synonym activities. For this word study lesson, students discuss lighting words and read a Mark Twain quote. Students then read specific...
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Mark Twain: Interpreting Literature through Conventions of Language & Vocabulary

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Learners decipher the use of standard and non-standard English in Mark Twain literature. As a class or in small groups, they discuss dialect and slang. They map the concept of standard English, dialect, slang, vernacular, accent, drawl,...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students identify persuasive techniques and create a graphic with examples of one of the techniques.  In this The Adventures of Tom Sawyer persuasion lesson plan, students discover common techniques that are used in persuasion and work...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students complete characterization activities for the Mark Twain novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. In this characterization instructional activity, students analyze the characters of Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, and Becky Thatcher to...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Dialect through Reader's Theater

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students perform a scene from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. In this Adventures of Tom Sawyer lesson, students read the novel and discuss use of dialect. Students discover information about Mark Twain's contributions to Missouri...
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Missing Words: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Students 7th - 8th
In this missing words worksheet, students fill in the blanks in two passages from "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" from the word list given.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Students 4th - 6th
In this The Adventures of Tom Sawyer literature unit worksheet packet, students complete a variety of reading and comprehension activities related to the novel.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Students 5th
In this study guide worksheet, 5th graders read the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and write summaries, use vocabulary, write questions, and more. Students complete 7 activities.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders define immoral acts in the novel 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.' In this social emotional lesson, 6th graders read a selection from 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.' Students identify the immoral acts from the 4 adult male...
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Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

For Students 4th - 6th
This worksheet provides a creative review of the book Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Students answer 8 questions in which they match pictures to important objects in the story, review conversations in the story, and play a game involving the...
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Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students investigate the main characters in Tom Sawyer.  In this Tom Sawyer character lesson, students explore the actions of the main characters.  Students find similarities and differences.  Students may write an obituary for...
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Tom Sawyer

For Teachers 6th - 8th
This lesson plan kicks off with a PowerPoint presentation on Mark Twain. Learners examine the dialect, slang, viewpoint and setting. Then use e-mail to address three topics utilizing comprehension, synthesis, and evaluation skills.
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The Prince and the Pauper and Tom Sawyer

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders complete reading activities, projects, and essays as a part of a novel analysis for Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper. In this novel analysis activity, 9th graders complete a KWL chart for Mark Twain, complete close...
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"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" Activity

For Students 6th - 8th
In this The Adventures of Tom Sawyer worksheet, students fill in blanks in a set of 2 paragraphs to complete them, words are given to students.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Chapters 6-7 Quiz

For Students 8th - 12th
A quick and simple comprehension check for chapters 6 and 7 of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, this learning exercise includes five free-response questions about characters and events that take place in these two chapters....
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Understanding Dialect as Used by Mark Twain

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
A reading of Mark Twain’s The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County not only offers pupils an opportunity to practice their listening skills but also provides them with examples of dialectic speech. This is the gol’derndest...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Diction and Point of View

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students rewrite passages from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to change diction and point of view. In this The Adventures of Tom Sawyer activity, students discuss various viewpoints and use of diction. Students then rewrite a passage...
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Mark Twain: Storyteller, Novelist, and Humorist

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Scholars investigate the use of satire in Mark Twain's writing. Literary lovers research the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, political cartoons, and videos to see how Twain uses satire to make the stories more memorable....
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Chapters 11-13 Summary

For Students 8th - 12th
Designed as a check for understanding, this fill-in-the-blank worksheet provides prewritten summaries for chapters 11-13 of Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Scattered throughout these brief summaries are blanks that need...
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Going Beyond Adjectives: Using Tom Sawyer for Descriptive Writing

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Pupils explore descriptive language using parts of the novel Tom Sawyer. In this descriptive writing instructional activity, students read passages from Tom Sawyer, identifying the descriptive language. Pupils then write a friendly...
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Language Arts Jeopardy

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Be the next Alex Trebek in this language arts themed Jeopardy game! Categories include Lit Terms, Short Stories, Romeo and Juliet, Tom Sawyer, and The Miracle Worker. By clicking on each category (points from 1-5), a slide with the...
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Tom Sawyer Final

For Students 5th - 7th
This five-part exam tests readers' knowledge of vocabulary, characters, events, and the historical background of Mark Twain's classic. The resource might best be used as a group review project.
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Concept: Superstition

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students identify the role of superstition in their own lives, in society, and in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. In this superstition lesson, students discuss urban legends and listen to a related song to introduce the topic....
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Lesson Plan-The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss the concept of mischief.  In this literature analysis instructional activity, students investigate various instances of mischief in the story The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.   After reading the story, students are assigned...
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Mark Twain's Cave

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the cave described in Mark Twain's famous novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. They read a passage from the book and explore how the cave has been used throughout history.
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Cloze Procedure

For Students 11th - 12th
Are your readers ready for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? Use a cloze procedure to determine if the reading level of Twain’s classic is appropriate for your pupils. The cloze passage, an answer key, as well as directions and a score...
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The Glorious Whitewasher

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young readers can be exposed to the literary works of Mark Twain as they interact with challenging text and gain experience by reading the complex passages of chapter two "The Glorious Whitewasher" from his famous book, The Adventures of...
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From Mark Twain to David Bowie: The Artistic Persona vs. The Individual

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of public image. For this public persona lesson, students discover what public image is and discuss the role of an author's life when interpreting pieces of their work.
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: The Controversy

For Teachers Higher Ed
First banned in 1885 because it was seen as “immoral in its tone,” as “trash of the veriest sort,” the controversy over The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn continues today. While some consider Twain’s story “a masterpiece” others contend...
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Excerpt from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
A passage from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn provides the text for a comprehension exercise that asks readers to respond to a series of text-based questions.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer or Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students complete vocabulary work based on the works of Mark Twain. In this vocabulary lesson plan, students label the parts of a steamboat and examine the use of river and steamboat jargon. They research the word meanings using Internet...
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Reading Guide

For Students 8th - 10th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 88 short answer questions based on Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: An Interdisciplinary Unit

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders perform a play and create a PowerPoint presentation. In this interdisciplinary unit on Mark Twain, 6th graders perform the play Whitewashing the Fence (included in this instructional activity) and identify the major story...
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Determine the Theme of a Text

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Theme can be as tricky as Tom Sawyer's schemes, but there are ways to help learners figure out what the author is trying to say in a text. Class members look for evidence from the text that supports their theme and make sure their theme...
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Analyze the Experience of Individual Characters in Their Shared World

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Teach your class how to consider both sides of the story by analyzing two characters' individual perspectives in the same moment or interaction within a text. Record and compare the viewpoints with a Venn diagram. Class members can then...
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Revise Thinking About a Character Based on New Details from the Text

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Instead of simply adding character traits to a list, or scrapping traits when new information is provided, challenge class members to revise their thinking and determine how a character changes over the course of a story. The video...
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Apply the Theme of a Text to Real Life

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Connect literature to life with the concluding lesson in this video series based on chapter two of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Class members review the theme and evidence before thinking of how it might apply to their own lives. In...
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Develop a Theory About Two Characters' Relationship

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Character relationships enrich a text. Examine the relationship between two characters in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and use the method explained in this video to structure the analysis. Pupils can determine traits of each character...
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Preview a Text Using the Title and Illustrations

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
When pupils strategically preview a text, they go into their reading with a better idea of what is to come. Keep them from rushing by following the steps in the video or presentation provided in this resource. The video models how to...
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Interpret the Text Through a Key Phrase

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
What is one way to deduce what the author really wants readers to take away from a text? A key phrase or quote! Challenge your learners to find the most important quote in order to sum up the story in just a few words. First, have them...
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Exploring the Cave

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students read and discuss Tom Sawyer's cave adventure. In this realistic writing instructional activity, students create original stories of their cave adventure which must include 2 landforms, 2 animals and 2 characteristics of caves....
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The Adventures of Visualization

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders pretend they are going on a trip to Mars as they close their eyes and visualize the journey. They discuss what they saw on the journey to determine how one student may visualize something different than another. Next, they...
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Writings on a River

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify words that can be used to describe Mark Twain's character Tom Sawyer. Students explore stage production of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by reading and discussing "An Older (and Calmer) Tom Sawyer". They develop their...
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Standards Focus: Narrator and Point of View - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

For Teachers 10th - 11th
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn worksheet, young scholars determine the narrator and the point of view from which this story was told. Students must answer several questions based on the first person point of view.
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Questions

For Students 9th - 12th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 5 short answer questions about the content of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 
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Adventures of Visualization

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore the concept of visualization as a means of comprehending what they read. Through modeling, they discover how to create mental pictures of what they read. They read the first chapter in "Tom Sawyer" and draw pictures of...
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Mark Twain- Mini Biography

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Introduce readers to Mark Twain with a mini biography that details Twain's life and works.
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Lesson Plan

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students practice their writing skills. In this writing perspective lesson, students review The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and consider the points of view of the main characters. Students write descriptions of a modern-day event and...
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Mark Twain- Teaching About American Authors

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Mark Twain lesson plans can shed light on his famous works, like "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."
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A Raging Tide – Identifying Dialect

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the use of dialect in the works of Mark Twain. In this literature lesson, students read selections from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Life on the Mississippi. Students paraphrase the dialect found in the passages and...
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Floating Along – Identifying Slang

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the use of slang in the works of Mark Twain. In this literature lesson, students read selections from Roughing It, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Life on the Mississippi. Students paraphrase the slang found in the...
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Huckleberry Finn: A Unit Plan Second Edition

For Teachers 6th - 12th
“Person attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted.” Ready to face prosecution, banishment, or execution? A five-week unit plan for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn awaits. A treasure trove of materials, including...
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English Worksheets

For Students 4th - 5th
In this language arts worksheet, students practice sentence completion. Students are given two passages with missing words and they are to place words from the word bank in the blanks. There are thirty-six in all.
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Twain's Use of Descriptive Settings

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Offer your class methods for understanding and creating setting in a written work. Much of the focus here is on fluency, so class members spend a good amount of time simply writing about places that are significant to them, and...
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Twain's Hannibal

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use primary resources to examine the context the writings of Mark Twain. They criticize the resources for reliability, accuracy, perspective, relevancy, and authoritativeness.
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Writing From Experience

For Students 6th - 12th
Write from experience! This instructional activity asks young writers to respond to 15 fill-in-the-blank questions about teachers who have influenced them, classes they have taken, books they have read, trips they have taken, and...
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The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension activity, students respond to 15 multiple choice questions based on The Rise of Silas Lapham. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Mark Twain Lesson Plans

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Celebrate the birthday of Mark Twain and learn about American life and literature along the great Mississippi River.
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I Refuse!

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders demonstrate effective use of assertive refusal skills when declining alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. In this assertive refusal lesson plan, 5th graders role play peer pressure situation and write a brief essay on what...
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Mark Twain's Hannibal

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students research life in Hannibal, Missouri. In this Mark Twain instructional activity, students analyze primary sources to develop an understanding of life in Hannibal in the late 19th century. This instructional activity may be...
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Six Trait Writing with Twain and Doyle

For Teachers 5th
Students explore the traits of writing in this six lessons unit. Poems, fiction, and drama are evaluated to identify writing strategies. Utilization of vocabulary and writing rubrics help students judge the effectiveness of their own...
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Mark Twain And The World He Lived In

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers create informative web pages based upon research of Mark Twain and American history from 1851 to 1901. The instructional activity is intended for a middle-level social studies classroom and integrates educational...
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Twain's Hannibal

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the life around Hannibal, Missouri, during the latter half of nineteenth century. They use various online and print resources to determine what effects this location had on the writings of Mark Twain. Students...
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Lesson One: Mark Twain and Will Rogers - American Originals

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students research the lives of Mark Twain and Will Rogers. They watch videos and research websites to find information and compile examples of each man's writings which they present to the class.
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens

For Students 3rd - 5th
For this biography worksheet, students read a factual biography of Samuel Clemens, also known as Mark Twain. The students then answer 14 questions. Note: there is a grammar/spelling error in the title on this page.
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Amazing Speeches

For Teachers 5th
Students study the speeches of Frederick Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and Chief Joseph. Students write a story set during the Nineteenth Century Era. Students present their story to the class. Handouts and worksheets are included in the...

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